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'''David Alan Mamet''' (; born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony Award|Tony nominations for ''Glengarry Glen Ross'' (1984) and ''Speed-the-Plow'' (1988). As a screenwriter, he has received Academy Award|Oscar nominations for ''The Verdict'' (1982) and ''Wag the Dog'' (1997). Mamet's books include: ''The Old Religion'' (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; ''Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy'' (2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; ''The Wicked Son'' (2006), a study of Self-hating Jew|Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; ''Bambi vs. Godzilla'', a commentary on the movie business; ''The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture'' (2011), a commentary on cultural and...
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Birth placeChicago, Illinois, United States
OccupationAuthor, playwright, screenwriter, film director
NationalityUnited States
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Notableworks''The Duck Variations'' (1971)
''Sexual Perversity in Chicago'' (1974)
''American Buffalo (play)|American Buffalo'' (1975)
''Glengarry Glen Ross'' (1983)Josh Ferri, [ "Expletives, Awards and Star Power: Why Glengarry Glen Ross Sells as a Modern American Classic | Broadway Buzz"], '''', 23 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
''Oleanna (play)|Oleanna'' (1992)
''The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981 film)|The Postman Always Rings Twice'' (1981)
''House of Games'' (1987)
''The Untouchables (1987 film)|The Untouchables'' (1987)
''Homicide (1991 film)|Homicide'' (1991)
''Hannibal (film)|Hannibal'' (2001)
''The Unit'' (2006)
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Spouse{{marriage|Lindsay Crouse|1977|1990}}
{{marriage|Rebecca Pidgeon|1991}}
ChildrenWilla Mamet
Zosia Mamet
Clara Mamet
Noah Mamet
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